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Code of Conduct Review

The Medicines Australia Code of Conduct has been in operation since the early 1960s.

Medicines Australia has now completed the review of the Medicines Australia Code of Conduct to develop Edition 18. The Code review primarily considered the inclusion of further measures in the Code to provide transparency about payments or other transfers of value from pharmaceutical companies to healthcare professionals.

Submissions were invited from individuals, healthcare professional or patient organisations, pharmaceutical companies and other interested parties. All public submissions are available from the Submissions page.

Edition 18 of the Code was unanimously adopted by Medicines Australia’s members at a general meeting on 17 June 2014. A copy of the Edition 18 of the Code, as well as the guidelines and a summary of changes made to Edition 18 are available on our Code of Conduct – Current Edition Page

The ACCC issued its Final Determination in respect of authorisation of Code Edition 18 on Friday 24 April 2015 and Edition 18 came into effect on 16 May 2015.

If you require further information, please contact Medicines Australia on (02) 6122 8500.